Upcoming Events

Scroll our calendar to find the perfect events during your stay or plan your stay around one of our fantastic events. With substantial diversity and community pride, there’s an event every weekend; festivals every month. There’s something for everyone in the family… food festivals, arts and entertainment showcases, cultural, historical and contemporary events. Holiday happenings for every season including the July Celebration on Lake Murray a top 10 Southeast Event. With so many events to offer, you will probably have to extend your stay in Lake Murray Country.

Sleigh Bell Trot

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

Experience the Holiday Lights on the River at the Sleigh Bell Trot! Register for this unique, nighttime four-mile timed run taking place amid the festive light displays of Holiday Lights on the River. Check-in:  5:00–6:50 p.m. Trot starts:  7:00 p.m. Fees:  Trot Early Bird by 11/12: $30 per person (register by 11/12 to guarantee t-shirt);  11/13–11/20: $35 […]

$30 – $40.00
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Sleigh Bell Stroll

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

Looking for a unique way to see the Holiday Lights on the River? Then the Sleigh Bell Stroll is for you! This two-mile nighttime family fun walk takes place amid the festive light displays of Holiday Lights on the River. $5 per person Two (2) and under free There will be bus transportation back to the parking lot this […]

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18th Annual Turkey Day 5K Run & Walk

Colonial Life Arena 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia

Kick start the holiday right, with the 18th Annual Turkey Day 5K Run & Walk on Thanksgiving morning! The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Turkey Day 5K is the organization's largest fundraiser of the year and is one of the largest 5K races in the state! This popular annual event raises proceeds for […]

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Shandon Turkey Trot and Burn 5K

Shandon 601 Woodrow Street, Columbia

Shandon Neighborhood Council is excited to announce the Shandon Turkey Trot and Burn 5K 2022! Join us on Black Friday, November 25th at 10am for this great community race! Are you ready to BURN off those Thanksgiving Day Calories?  Then THIS is the race for you!  Runners and Walkers are Wecome!  This race, managed by […]

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Santa Claus Run 5k Run/Walk

Devine Street

On Devine Street Downtown Columbia's Premier Shopping District Includes a 5k Run/Walk at 8:30am and a Rudolph Youth Run at 9:15am

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Cold Winter’s Day 5K

Forest Drive SC

Includes a 10am 5K Run/Walk and a 10:45am Snowflake Youth Fun Run Corner of 4801 Forest Drive and Trenholm Rd (Columbia, SC, 29206)

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Harbison 50k & 25k Trail Race

Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Road, Columbia

The history of the Forest dates back thousands of years. Catawba and Cherokee tribes frequently traversed the woodlands to reach an ancient fording location on the Broad River. Early roads and paths leading to the ford made the area an attractive location for the first European settlers who formed a community which came to be […]

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MGC Long Run

It's back! After a two-year hiatus, the planning committee is so excited to bring the MGC Long Run back to downtown Columbia to benefit the USO South Carolina. Make plans for February 4, 2023, for the 15K, 5K or Kids Fun Run. Can’t make it? There will also be a Virtual 5K so you can […]

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Cupid’s Chase 5K Columbia

Maxcy Gregg Park 1806 Blossom Street, Columbia

Every February, this national race series celebrates Community Options’ founding in 1989. Volunteers raise funds and awareness to support housing and employment for people with disabilities. We welcome all runners, joggers, walkers, and sponsors to join us at Maxcy Gregg Park in Columbia on February 11, 2023.

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Dam to Dam 100K Team Relay

Lake Murray Dam to Lake Greenwood Dam

The Dam to Dam Relay is a 100k road race that consist of 12 legs ranging from 3 to 7.5 miles each. The twelve legs make it easy to divide among a team of 2, 3, 4, or 6 runners. So figure out how much fun you want to have and assemble a team. You […]

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